- VC investments: Berlin’s startups benefitted from skyrocketing investments in 2021 of about $11 billion. Despite the corona pandemic, VC Investments in Berlin-based startups reached more than 2.5 times the size of the record year of 2019 (with $ 4.3 billion)!
- International talent: 45 percent of entrepreneurs in Berlin have an international background
- Your gateway to Europe and the world: Berlin is affordable, English-speaking, and hand-holds in starting up with the support from Berlin Senate.
Know what you are missing by not starting up and investing in Berlin!
Calling all startups in Urban Mobility to participate in our next challenge!
The call for applications is currently live! UMBI is seeking five European and five Indian startups to participate in an innovation sprint to address these challenges in sustainable urban mobility. In order to qualify, companies need to choose one of the three key challenges. If selected, the companies are offered a week-long, sponsored, innovation sprint in Bengaluru, India in the first week of February 2023 to develop their solutions.
VOICES OF OUR COMMUNITY
“I think AsiaBerlin is a unique platform that leverages the “Power of Clusters” of Berlin and connects it with an ascendant Asia which is a playfield of opportunities. There is a tremendous opportunity for the AsiaBerlin community to champion ventures that focus on solutions for human-social systems that are in harmony with the natural order by bringing together technology and principles of good design.”Nav QirtiPrincipal, Ideactio
“I was inspired by AsiaBerlin’s vision and its welcoming community immediately. In this exponentially growing decentralized world, becoming a global key node/hub is imperative. AsiaBerlin is the strategic platform to make it possible, and the community is filled with inspiring, open-minded, engaging people! I am really grateful to be a key part of the community and be able to contribute to building the ecosystem between Japan and Berlin as an AsiaBerlin Ambassador.”Chika YamamotoAsiaBerlin Ambassador and Founder of Crossbie
“As a venture capitalist, I am excited to live in a city (Berlin) where I believe the future is being created. I am motivated to contribute to the AsiaBerlin community and program because it seeks to create more bridges for ideas, talent, and capital to move across the fast-growing tech hub of Berlin and the fastest growing digital markets in the world in Asia. From that standpoint, I would describe what Berlin is doing as ‘scaling serendipity.”Miguel EncarnacionManaging Partner, Unifier Ventures